Pinus virginiana Mill.

Virginia pine



*Nomenclature:

Pinus virginiana Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8, Pinus No. 9. 1768.

DERIVATION: Of Virginia.

OTHER COMMON NAMES: Jersey pine, scrub pine, spruce pine.

*(From Little, 1979.)


Tree Characteristics:


Virginia pine regenerates prolificly, quickly and densely reforesting abandoned fields and cut or burned areas. This pine is a source of pulpwood in the southeastern United States on poor quality sites.

Human uses: pulpwood, Christmas trees. Because of its tolerance to acidic soils, Virginia pine has been planted on strip-mine spoil banks and severely eroded soils.

Animal uses: Old, partly decayed Virginia pines are a favorite nesting tree of woodpeckers. Serves as habitat for pine siskin (Spinus pinus) and pine grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator). A variety of songbirds and small mammals eat the pine seeds. Deer browse saplings and young trees.


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